Annual Meeting & Leadership Training
Boston | November 1-2, 2013
The Annual Meeting is on November 2, 2013, with the Leadership Training preceding it on November 1. The agenda can be found below.
Pre-registration for the Annual Meeting and the Leadership Training is now closed. Registration is available at the door on the morning of Saturday, November 2nd.
All events will be held at the Seaport Boston hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-SEAPORT (732-7678).
Students interested in attending the meeting may apply for support from the Nicholas Skala Student Health Activist Fund. Please help support PNHP's student outreach programs by making a donation!
Featured speakers will include Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT), former chair of CMS Bruce Vladeck, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine Marcia Angell, PNHP president Dr. Andy Coates, PNHP co-founders Drs. David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler and more. We will also celebrate PNHP National Coordinator Dr. Quentin Young's 90th birthday.
2013 PNHP Annual Meeting
Protecting Caregiving from the Market: A Road Map to Single Payer
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Seaport Boston Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and introductions
Garrett Adams, MD, PNHP past-president
Andy Coates, MD, president
9:00 – 9:50 Health Policy Update: From the ACA
and ACOs to single payer
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, PNHP co-founder
David Himmelstein, MD, PNHP co-founder
9:50 – 10:00 The Impact of Austerity on European Health Systems
Adam Gaffney, MD
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 - 11:00 Break (30)
11:00 – 11:20 Update from Massachusetts, model for the ACA
Rachel Nardin, MD
11:20 – 12:00 Update on Vermont’s “Pathway to Single Payer”
Deborah Richter, MD, former president, PNHP, will
introduce Gov. Shumlin
Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont
12:00 – 1:30 Luncheon - Board members to sit at each table
Recognition of the medical students
Claudia Fegan, MD, former president, PNHP
Recognition of Dr. Quentin Young’s 90th birthday
Marcia Angell, MD, former editor, New England Journal of Medicine
Speaker, Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor - NEJM
"Patients and Profits"
Presentation of the Dr. Quentin Young health activist awards
1:30 – 2:30 Workshop Period I (60 minutes) – some speakers are tentative
1. An introduction to HR 676, the national single payer bill
Dr. Walter Tsou, Margaret Russell, Laurie Wen
2. Policy dilemmas raised by state-based reform
Dr. Marvin Malek, Dr. David Himmelstein, Dave Sterrett
3. Grassroots organizing around health care is a human right
Dr. Paul Gorman (OR), Dr. David McLanahan (WA),
and Sergio España (MD)
4. Reforming long-term care under a single payer
Christopher Cherney, Dr. Rob Stone, Dr. Oliver Fein
5. The role of integrated health systems/HMOs/ACOs under single payer
Dr. Steve Tarzynski, Kip Sullivan, and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler
6. Research-based advocacy
Dr. Danny McCormick, Dr. Wesley Boyd
7. Recruiting for PNHP chapters and grassroots groups
Dr. Inge De Becker (MN PNHP Chapter),
Don Bechler (Single Payer Now)
2:30 Break (30)
3:00 – 4:00 Workshop Period II (60 minutes)
1. Medical Student Session – Heroism vs. Evil in Medicine
Scott Goldberg and Victoria Powell
2. Ballot initiatives in California, Colorado, Maine and Massachusetts
Dr. Philip Caper, Donna Smith, Ben Day and Dr. Hank Abrons
3. Outreach to medical and specialty societies
Dr. James Mitchiner, Dr. Wesley Boyd
4. How will the ACA affect safety net hospitals? Immigrants?
Dr. David Bor, Dr. Claudia Fegan, Dr. Diljeet Singh
5. International health systems: Models for the U.S.?
Dr. Claudia Chaufan (Swiss), Karen Palmer (Canada), Dr. Joel Lexchin,
Dr. Aziz Sheikh (Scotland)
6. Film Festival - "The Healthcare Movie" and "Cure All"
Dr. Robert Zarr, Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg
7. Impact of austerity and other social policies on health
at home and internationally
Dr. Adam Gaffney and Jacob Bor, Ph.D.
4:00 – 5:00 Closing Session Plenary
Protecting caregiving from the market
Andy Coates, MD, PNHP President (30)
5:00 pm Social hour – cash bar
Ad hoc meetings:
- Boston chapter meeting
- Health professional student meeting
- Showing of “The Healthcare Movie” (27 minute version) and “Cure All”
- Organizing Pediatricians
- Organizing in the South
Recognition of Leadership Training participants
Andy Coates, MD, PNHP president
The Medicare Crises – Real or Imagined?
Oliver Fein, MD, former president, PNHP, will introduce Mr. Vladeck
Bruce Vladeck, past chair, CMS (then known as
the Health Care Financing Administration, or HCFA).
Dr. Claudia Fegan, reflections on the 50th Anniversary
of the March on Washington.
8:00 a.m. - noon PNHP Board Meeting